Maddie was born and raised on Hastings Mesa, just outside Telluride. Growing up with the San Juans in her backyard she has always had a work hard, play hard mentality. Her parents strapped a pair of skis on her feet at the the age of 2 and there was no looking back. While she raced competitively in high school, she switched her focus to big mountain and backcountry skiing when she moved British Columbia to attend university. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Maddie spent three summers working as a field biologist on Vancouver Island.
She recently returned to Colorado in 2017 and decided to call Telluride her home base again. She now spends the summers working as a mountain guide on Mt. Shasta in northern California and works locally as a cat-skiing guide for the Cimarron Mountain Club. Maddie’s skiing obsession has taken her to Europe, Canada, all over the western US, and every January she returns to Japan to guide Women’s Ski Weeks in the Hakuba Valley. Maddie holds her Canadian Avalanche Association Level 1 Operational Avalanche, Wilderness First Responder and is currently a member of the Salomon Ambassador Team.
She is stoked to join the Mountain Trip crew and head to Alaska!